The documents below outline our approach to COVID-19 in the school. Please note that our risk assessment is a working document and is subject to regular updating as guidance is changed. Please contact us if you would like the most up to date assessment.
With the COVID-19 guidance directives, it can sometimes be difficult to know what you should do if a close contact or a pupil starts having COVID-19 symptoms. In an effort to summarise these directives, there is a Q&A section below which we hope will provide you with easy-to-follow steps, should you need them. We do ask that you refer to this in the first instance, but please don’t hesitate to contact the school should you still have any questions.
What happens if a pupil tests positive?
From now on, instead of the whole class self-isolating for 10 days, the rest of the class can stay in school. The official rules now state that under 18s will NOT need to self-isolate if they come into close contact with a positive case. Anyone identified as a close contact of a positive case by NHS Test and Trace will be advised to get a PCR test. They should have a test even if they don't have any symptoms to rule it out. Your child can return to school while awaiting the results.
What if my child develops COVID-19 symptoms?
If your child is symptomatic for COVID-19, please do not send your child into school from that moment and arrange a PCR test. If the test results come back and are negative, the child can then return to normal activities, but if it comes back positive, they will need to continue self-isolating.
Any other household members under the age of 18 or who have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will not need to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms themselves, but will be advised to take a PCR test. Anyone not meeting the above requirements, however, WILL also need to self-isolate.
What if someone in our household tests positive? Can my child still go to school?
Yes they can. Household members are advised to take a PCR test. While they wait for a PCR test result, anyone under the age of 18 can still go to school as normal, unless they develop symptoms themselves, in which case they’ll need to self-isolate. Likewise, if their test comes back positive, they’ll also need to self-isolate.
Government Guidance for Parents:
School Arrangements and risk assessment
Remote Learning Documents
- Remote Learning Provision
- Getting Started with Google Classroom - Student Guide
- How to Make a Success of Remote Learning at Home
- Google Classroom Guidelines
- Google Meet Rules
- Project work for children in quarantine
- Transition Resources for September